It’s been a while since we checked in on Cameron Diaz so how’s she doing? Oh, still perfect? Sounds about right. Diaz is on the cover of August’s Esquire in a black bathing suit. She talks about her life, her career, and getting nude onscreen for the first time in Sex Tape. Here are some choice quotes from the cover story.
On acting: “It’s a weird job, right? [For Sex Tape] I found myself in a room in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts at 11:00 at night doing a childbirth scene, and everybody’s screaming at one another—Jason, the cameramen, the director. And me acting like I’m trying to push a basketball out of my vajoon. Crazy shit, right? And the thing is, I always take a moment to say, ‘We’re lucky. This is a great job. A fun job.'”
On turning 41: “I like being forty-one. I love it. So much shit just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”
On deciding not to have children: “It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for—I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby— that’s all day, every day for eighteen years.” Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”
On getting naked in Sex Tape: “It’s a first for me. But Jason [Segel, her costar] gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything.”
You can see an excerpt from the full story here and more shots from Esquire in the gallery above.
Diaz’s look got us thinking about a similar look her ex Justin Timberlake rocked on SNL, so who wore it best?